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KCFD: Open burning reinstated after review of multiple factors

Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 13:44:02-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Fire Department Chief Brian Marshall announced Wednesday that open burning has been reinstated.

The decision came after a thorough review of multiple factors, including: moisture accumulation, long-range weather forecasts and fuel moisture levels, according to KCFD.

Anyone who is burning hazard reduction fuels must complete an appropriate permit in advance. The permits are only valid on “Permissive Burn Days.”

Station captains, at their discretion, may suspend burn operations in their districts, officials said.

Violations of any burn permit terms are a violation of state law, according to KCFD.